Most people avoid construction zones at all costs, but thanks to Gary Russo, the Second Avenue subway stop construction in New York City has become quite an attraction. Instead of taking a lunch break, a foreman for Ironworkers Local 40, has been crooning Frank Sinatra songs for the past few weeks to help brighten the days of the residents around the noisy site. A video of Russo crooning for pedestrians has gone viral, with many people claiming the singer has channeled the spirit of Ol' Blue Eyes. What's Trending caught up with the Second Avenue Subway singer to ask him why he chose to sing Frank Sinatra, and why its never too late to chase your dreams.
"Who would (think) a 50-year-old guy singing on his lunch break (would) go viral?" Russo questioned. "But, it's just the support of people. I don't know what to say. I have no words."
It seemed that everyone in attendance enjoyed the performance, including the workers at the site. But, it's not like most of them could say anything contrary, since Russo is their boss. Russo was a secret singer, humming along in cars or busting it out in karaoke, but he figured now was as good as any time to take his talents public.
"My dad told me those two pieces of advice: don't look at girls while you're driving, and follow your heart. It took me 50 years to learn both of them, but I'm following that," he said.